Cerini Nonprofit Connection
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Senior District Manager
Previous Cerini Nonprofit Connection Episodes
June 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Matt Burke and guest speaker Theresa Regnante of United Way of Long Island discussed the nonprofit sector as it begins to emerge from quarantine, and what needs to happen to keep it healthy. (originally aired 6/15/20)
President & CEO
May 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and guest speaker Sherry Goldman of Goldman Communications Group discussed best practices for nonprofits wanting to tell their story – every day and also in these Covid-19 impacted times. They also discussed the various marketing communications/public relations tools nonprofits can use, how to transition missions into messages and stories that audiences will want to hear and that will move them to action, including becoming a donor, what corporations look for when evaluating which nonprofit organizations to sponsor/support, what the media looks for when evaluating stories to cover, and how your online presence can help generate earned media coverage (publicity). (originally aired 5/15/20)
April 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and guest speaker Kevin Urso of Connected Technology discussed the importance of protecting your data – especially when working remotely, proper steps to take when there is suspected malicious activity, safely backing up files, and more! (originally aired 4/17/20)
January 2020 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Robert Budd of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) gave advice for when your nonprofit should consider merging, how FREE can partner or merge with your nonprofit to keep your organization running successfully, and more! (originally aired 1/23/20)
Robert S. Budd
December 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker Randi Shubin Dresner of Island Harvest Food Bank discussed how to better engage your Board, strategies on choosing who is the right fit for your Board, how to properly remove a Board member, and more! (originally aired 12/12/19)
Randi Shubin Dresner
President & CEO
October 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and Guest Speakers John Appelt and John Coyne of Prime Auditors discussed evaluating your nonprofit’s spending and potentially finding ways to reduce expenditures. (originally aired 10/17/19)
Executive Vice President
September 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and Guest Speakers Ken Jones, Vice President and John Beres, Executive Vice President of SterlingRisk discussed ways to protect your nonprofit through insurance and which insurance would be best for you. (originally aired 9/20/19)
Executive Vice President
June 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker John Miller of Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs discussed important marketing strategies that Guide Dog and America’s VetDogs use to promote themselves and how their methods can help your nonprofit’s brand.
Do you know about two amazing Long Island-based not-for-profits that have been providing guide and service dogs to those in need for the past 70 years? Have you seen the headline about presidential service dog Sully H.W. Bush or the future guide dog being raised and trained on the Today Show, Sunny the puppy with a purpose? Join us to learn more about the Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs. They’ve been changing the lives of people who are blind, have low vision, or a physical disability for over 70 years. Learn more about their mission, how they created these amazing strategic alliances, and how you can become involved in their life-changing mission. Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs President and CEO John Miller will share his insight on these topics and about taking these two not-for-profits into the future (originally aired 6/20/19):
May 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Speaker Ken Cerini and Guest Speaker David Goldstein of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP discussed how to protect your tax-exempt status, how to protect your Board members from liability, and more! (originally aired 5/16/19):
April 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on the Top 5 NonProfit Retirement Plan Ideas of 2019 to help keep your plan compliant, efficient and effective and maximize the overall benefit to valuable staff. Covering Plan Design, Benchmarking, Plan Pricing, 403b/401k/457 plan topics. You will be entertained and educated by the lively interplay between our very own Ken Cerini and special guest, Mark Gajowski of Magii, Inc. as they shared stories and best practice ideas (originally aired 4/11/19):
Mark Gajowski II, CFP, CEBS, AIF
Founder and Thought Leader
March 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on nonprofit topics such as ways for your board of directors to be more engaged, defining the “right” metrics to track, and tips to effectively measure your social impact, with Guest Speaker Christine Deska from Nonprofit Sector Strategies here (originally aired 3/14/19):
February 2019 Cerini Nonprofit Connection
Watch the recording for the Cerini Nonprofit Connection on Attracting and Retaining Top Talent with Guest Speakers Ed Probst and Tommy DiMisa of Vanguard Insurance Agency here (originally aired 2/14/19):
Director of Strategic Alliances
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